My Favorite Movies #32 – Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park 1993 Directed by Steven Spielberg Quick synopsis... A multimillionaire (Richard Attenborough) unveils a new theme park where visitors can observe dinosaurs cloned using advanced DNA technology. But when an employee tampers with the security system, the dinosaurs escape, forcing the visitors to fight for their survival. Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #32 – Jurassic Park

A to Z Challenge – Passengers

Passengers 2016 Directed by Morten Tyldum Quick Synopsis... During the 120-year journey of the "Starship Avalon" to a distant planetary colony, a computer glitch rouses mechanic Jim Preston from hibernation decades ahead of schedule. Desperate for company, Preston wakes up female journalist Aurora Lane. This movie really had so much going for it. I mean, it … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Passengers

A to Z Challenge – The Last Starfighter

The Last Starfighter 1984 Directed by Nick Castle Quick Synopsis... Alex Rogan (Lance Guest) lives in a trailer park and spends his days playing the Starfighter video game. But upon meeting an alien (Robert Preston) who convinces him to use his skills in real combat, Rogan heads to space to protect the galaxy from invasion. He … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – The Last Starfighter

Why You Should Watch The Orville

The Fox network has been home to a few shows created by Seth MacFarlane. If you know that name, it’s most likely you’re aware of his animated creations in Family Guy and American Dad. He was also the creative mind behind Ted and its sequel, Ted 2. Looking at the projects mentioned above, it would … Continue reading Why You Should Watch The Orville

My Favorite Movies #74 – Arrival

Arrival 2016 Directed by Denis Villeneuve Netflix says... Confronted by a mass landing of alien vessels around the globe, military leaders seek the help of brilliant linguist Louise Banks in an effort to communicate with the extraterrestrials and determine their intentions. Have you seen this one? It is kind of brilliant. But it can also be … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #74 – Arrival

My Favorite Movies #95 – Star Trek: First Contact

Star Trek: First Contact 1996 Directed by Jonathan Frakes Netflix says... The Borg have time-traveled to Earth's past to prevent the first contact between humans and Vulcans, which resulted in the Federation's birth. Bent on revenge, Picard follows the Borg to the 21st century. Is it possible to watch and enjoy this movie without some … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #95 – Star Trek: First Contact

What Would Quantum Leap Look Like Today?

When I was a kid, Quantum Leap was probably my favorite show to watch. Sure, it was a time travel show, which probably would have been enough of itself to draw me in. But it wasn't a typical science fiction thing. It was a show that jumped around throughout different periods in history and gave … Continue reading What Would Quantum Leap Look Like Today?

AFI #15 – 2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 Directed by Stanley Kubrick Netflix says... Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi classic probes the mysteries of space and human destiny. While investigating the appearance of mysterious monoliths throughout the universe, astronauts David and Frank battle their ship's intelligent computer, HAL-9000. This is one I've made myself watch before. I'm not sure why. … Continue reading AFI #15 – 2001: A Space Odyssey

Instinct

When you see a butterfly, what's your first reaction? Do you cower in fear? Do you run and hide? Chances are you don't. Unless you have some kind of butterfly phobia that causes you to have an irrational fear of those particular insects. If memory serves, it's called lepidopterophobia. But that's really not important right … Continue reading Instinct

Sarah’s Challenge

Time to come back to another challenge issued by another reader. The third comment on my initial blog post came from Sarah, who provided the following prompts… Character Name: Samuel Setting: Mars Object: A notebook Emotion: Confusion Samuel ran down the corridor of Echo base, clutching a torn notebook in his hand as he made … Continue reading Sarah’s Challenge